Links for Learning
Below is a comprehensive list of recommended websites for home learning. Please check back regularly – the list will be updated as new resources are released!
All websites are free, but some may require you to set up an account.
The list has been organised by subject.
The school has put together some videos to support your child with improving joined handwriting. There are six different videos that look at the types of joins.
You can download handwriting paper here or used lined paper you have at home.
- Diagonal joins to letters with ascenders
- Diagonal joins to letters with descenders
- Diagonal joins to letters without ascenders
- Horizontal joins to letters with ascenders
- Horizontal joins to letters with descenders
- Horizontal joins to letters without ascenders
BBC TEACH – this website has resources for all ages. Content is divided into Key Stages, and there are interactive videos covering all areas of the curriculum!
www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions – use this link to find free resources, writing tips and where to upload your entries to the competitions
www.rsc.org.uk/news/watch-rsc-shows-from-home – the Royal Shakespeare Company are offering a free month of marquee TV which streams live recordings of Shakespeare plays!
www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeare-learning-zone – the RSC also offers free resources for home learning
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – activities are free during school closure. The best games for practicing blending skills are ‘Reading Robot’, ‘Buried Treasure’, ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ‘Picnic on Pluto’.
www.oxfordowl.co.uk – advice, support and facts about supporting your child. Free books to read online! · www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/phonics-made-easy demonstrates how to pronounce each sound accurately.
www.letters-and-sounds.com – activities to support phonic skills
www.tes.co.uk – practice reading comprehension papers
www.topmarks.co.uk – a range of activities and games
www.authorfy.com/10minutechallenges – daily dose of creativity and fun, check out our ’10 Minute Challenges’, set by bestselling authors and illustrators – we add a new challenge to this page every single day!
www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities – activities and readings by authors
https://clpe.org.uk/poetryline – poems and videos of performances. Pupils may be inspired to write their own based on some of their favourites.
www.clpe.org.uk/powerofpictures – illustrators reading their texts, with some showing how to illustrate their most famous characters!
www.oliverjeffers.com – explore the amazing world of Oliver Jeffers’ popular stories and incredible illustrations!
www.nrich.maths.org – many activities and games to support maths, particularly problem solving
www.whiterosemaths.com – range of maths activities and to provide free online resources
www.tes.com/teaching-resources – a range of resources for a range of subjects
www.ttrockstars.com – practice your timetables with Times Tables Rockstars!
www.corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day – maths activities
www.topmarks.co.uk – for range of activities and games
www.mathszone.co.uk – online games & activities
www.ictgames.com – maths games for all ages
www.themathsfactor.com – Carol Vorderman is offering free access to teaching via her website
HEALTH & WELLBEING
https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary – Harold’s Daily Diary
www.gonoodle.com/categories/breathe – practice mindfulness & meditation activities
www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/bishop-challoner – Our School Games Organiser has created this link with a range of different active ideas!
www.pe-coordinator.co.uk/home-fitness – physical challenges to complete at your own pace
www.youthsporttrust.org – a range of resources to encourage children to stay active
www.nspcc.org.uk– learn about Pants: The Underwear Rule
www.code.org/dance – code a dance party with popular music!
www.code.org/minecraft – learn to code with this fun Minecraft theme
www.studio.code.org/s/frozen/stage/1/puzzle/1 – learn to code with Anna & Elsa
www.scratch.mit.edu – creative stories, games & animations
www.parallel.co.uk/os-openmap-cyo/#14.28/52.43949/-1.89513 – find an ordnance survey map of your local area and print to create a colouring page
www.history.org.uk/primary – Historical Association – register to access content for free
www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/history – take a trip through time with the Nat Geo history resources
www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history– audio & video clips supported by teacher notes
www.naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour – take a virtual tour of the Museum of Natural History!
www.oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh – take a virtual tour of the NASA Langley Research Centre!
www.learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk – Science Museum learning resources
www.stem.org.uk/primary-science – a wide range of topics with resources arranged by year group
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/school-year/subject-guides/art-and-design-at-primary-school/ – the Oxford Owl website lists lots of ideas for activities
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z8tnvcw – BBC Bitesize offers resources for every Key Stage
8 free primary school music resources for parents and children
www.sfeonline.co.uk – The Music Service has created this website, which has 350 tutorials for pupils to access.
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www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden – learn about wildlife and try some of the activities in your garden!
www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives – nature activities to try at home
www.facebook.com/groups/2947052738685771/ – ideas to encourage outdoor play and learning
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – for videos on a range of topics
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround – news & current events